NHS Forth Valley Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) is provided by NHS Forth Valley. We work with you to understand your/your child’s difficulties and where appropriate offer therapeutic interventions to help you make the changes you want to make. The team is made up of a range of different professionals and we work together using the skills and knowledge of all the different professionals and disciplines, known as multi disciplinary working. The strength of multidisciplinary CAMHS team-working is that distinct therapeutic approaches can be offered by utilising the different skills of each profession.

Referral Criteria & Process

We accept referrals from any agency working with children, but all non-health referrers must inform the child or young person’s GP of the referral and complete Child’s Plan paperwork. We are unable to accept urgent referrals from schools or non health professionals and request that these services contact the family GP or A&E. All children and young people should be seen by the referrer prior to the referral. The referral should be fully discussed with the child or young person and with their carers. Where appropriate referrers should consider the motivation of children / young people and their families to participate in therapeutic work. For referrals of eating problems please provide current weight and height, and the speed and amount of any changes in these.


Our staff team includes clinicians who have trained as Clinical Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Paediatricians, Nurses, Social Workers and Allied Health Professionals. In addition many people have additional training (please see interventions sections for details). We also have reception, secretarial staff and domestic staff that help support us. We often have professionals undertaking clinical training on placement with us who are supervised by a qualified member of the team. Our administrative staff support the Clinicians in all their administrative duties. They are your first point of contact when you telephone in to the Department. They type correspondence, ensure that appointments are sent out and update our systems. They are not able to provide you with advice and guidance as this is the job of our clinical staff, however if concerned they can take a message and speak to a member of the clinical team.

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Last Updated: 10/04/2018

Stirling Community Hospital
Out Patient Department 3

Age Groups: (0-15) (16-18)

1 - 18 years old

Fees: No
Types of Support:
Face to face
Types of Service:
National Health Service
Types of Treatment:
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Family Therapy
Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)